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April 13, 2015 Subject:
Bill Champlin was in Chicago
...not in Toto, though he did do backgrounds for them on certain tunes. Champlin was also in the 60's southern California band, Sons of Champlin, which was around for some time in the 60's and 70's.
Airplay actually consisted of David Foster, Jay Graydon, and Tommy Funderburk. Champlin was a guest vocalist on the album and lent his vocal to other tracks on this album as well. Tommy was the principle lead on the album along with Jay Graydon and it's Tommy who sings the verses of "After the Love is Gone". Jay has a nice voice but he didn't want to be the "vocalist" per se so Tommy was hired.
Also worth noting is that the tune was actually originally intended for Bill's first solo record, "Single". It was recorded and that recording was heard by Maurice White in EWF. EWF was a big deal back then so EWF was given the song and it was take off "Single". Airplay's version was released in 1980 after EWF's album.